What’s in my purse…

Hi everyone! I have seen these type of posts around in the blogging world and the Youtube world as well. I thought that I would give it whirl. I normally carry a large purse, because I have a lot of things to tote around (especially with two boys and a niece).

side note: My purse is always neat; that’s just the type of person I am. It does get a little messy, but I am always trying to clean it out.

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The  blue and white polka dot glass case is from the Dollar General. I only paid $3 for it. The glasses that I keep in there are from Ross ($8).

My studded fringed wallet and purse are from forever 21. I love the style but  am currently looking for a wallet can can hold more. Unfortunately, they are no longer available.

I keep a fan with me for those hot days. I also purchased this from the Dollar General.

The leopard bag hold varies things such as medicine, lotion, pens, etc.

I have to have gum or mints with me at all times!

I am a mommy, so I always find items that belong to my kiddos in my purse. That’s why you see a diaper, fruit snacks, and toys within my goodies. Sometimes, I don’t want to carry another bag, so I stick their things in my purse.

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Last but not least, I keep my planners with me as well. Yes planners- more than one. I try to be as organized as possible so these planners help me a great deal. The large black one is used for everyday life (appointments, events,to-do list,etc) and the small gold one is for my blog.

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So there you have it! Hope you enjoyed this post. So what do you keep in your purse. Comment below!!!!

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

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My Daily Makeup Routine

Hey ladies! Today I will be sharing my daily makeup routine. I must admit,there are days that I wake up and could care less about what I look like, but for the most part is my go-to routine 🙂

I go for the more natural look using neutral tones all over.

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Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation

Concealer: Mac Pro Concealer (NC45)

Powder: Covergirl Pressed Powder (Tawny)

Blush: Wet n Wild (Mellow Wine)

Lips:  Milani Lipstick (Teddy Bare) , Jordana Lipliner (Coco Loco), Covergirl Queen Collection Lip-gloss (Spiced Latte)

Eyes: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow, Jordana eyeliner (Black Point),  & Maybelline Illegal Length mascara

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As you can see, I try to keep it as simple as possible. I am a working mom, so I don’t have a lot of time in the morning, but I want to look presentable. Once, I have done these steps a few times, it is like second nature to me.

I will add on more for night outings, but for busy women like myself, give this a try!

Thanks for stopping by!!

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

 

 

OOTD: Pinterest Inspired Look

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Jeans: Hollister

Boots: Justfab

Puffer Vest: Target

Buttoned-up Shirt: JCrew

Scarf: Pitaya

Good evening everyone! Today’s ootd was inspired by a look I found on Pinterest. I am not sure who the actual owner of the picture is but I had to re-create this look. I already had these pieces in my wardrobe, so there I didn’t have to purchase anything.

I am enjoying this weather because I love wearing scarves. What is you favorite fall piece? Comment below.

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

What’s in my makeup bag?

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Hey everyone!! I am back with another post. I hope everyone has been enjoying their week so far.

Today’s post is about all the essentials that I have in my makeup bag.  This is the makeup bag that I carry in my purse on a daily basis. Not only do I carry my makeup essentials in here, I also have non-makeup necessities as well.

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A great chap-stick is important to have especially during the winter. I have been using Carmax. I must admit I like the tingling sensation (it makes me feel like its working lol).

Along with a great chap-stick, a great hand lotion is also important! I am using the esos hand lotion that I purchased at Target.

I keep hand sanitizer in there too. I have to keep my hands clean and working with kids, that is a must.

I have Powder in here because I am very oily. I have to powder throughout the day.  This one is from Mac Cosmetics.

My eyes get dry often, so I keep some eyedrops with me. Rohto Ice is awesome.

I have body spray with me for days that I forget to put some on at home. Currently, I am using Country Chic from Bath and Body Works.

I received an eye-shadow kit from AVON that I keep with me. It’s great for my bag because the colors are neutral.

I got mini Makeup Forever Lipstick (Rouge), mascara, and eye liner from Sephora. They are great for keeping in my bag for those days I am running late.

I Keep Covergirl Queen Collection Ligloss (Spiced Latte) along with Milani Lipstick and lipliner in my bag too.

Lastly, I keep Q-tips, nail file, nail clippers, pencil sharpener, and Shout Wipes with me.

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What do you all keep in your makeup bags? Comment below.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

OOTD: leopard and red

Hey guys!!!! I’m back with another OOTD post. These past few weeks have been extremely busy and stressful so I haven’t had the time to post as much as I would have liked to.

These boots are becoming my go-to shoe. I love them because they are comfortable and stylish. I need to get some more in different colors.

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Jeans: Target

Shoes: JustFab

Shirt: Target

Scarf: Wetseal but I like this one here

XOXO

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

Tasty Tuesdays: Kashmir Indian Resturant

Hey everyone! I am back with another Tasty Tuesday! This weeks spotlight is one of my FAVORITE restaurants named Kashmir.

Kashmir is a family owned Indian restaurant located in the Highlands area of Louisville, KY. The location is prefect because it’s surrounded by numerous coffee shops, clothing stores, and other International restaurants. The building is a small renovated house with great seating inside and out. When the weather is warm, My family and I love to sit outside on the patio and people watch while we eat.

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The food is amazing! The family uses their own recipes to create these wonderful and delicious meals. Their menu is catered to everyone, especially vegetarians.My favorite is the Chicken Jafrazel. I also enjoy the Meat Samosas as an appetizer.

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The customer service and atmosphere is perfect for family outings. I take my family as often as we can. If we can’t make it, we also order take out. I highly recommend you try this restaurant is you are ever in the Highlands area. You will not regret it!

For more information, check out their Facebook Page: Kashmir

http://www.kashmirlouisville.com

XOXO

Ra Caiya

Fashinablyeducatedmom

Tasty Tuesdays: Super Chefs (Review)

My Husband and I try to go to a different restaurant at least once month. I love to eat foods from other countries, but it’s also nice to have some delicious comfort foods. Today, we decided to try this restaurant we’ve heard great reviews on called Super Chefs.

Super Chefs was opened during the summer of 2012 by childhood friends Darnell Ferguson and Ryan Bryson. It’s located in The St. Matthews area in a great area (106 Fairfax Ave.) Ferguson used his culinary skills from Sullivan University and Bryson had the Business aspect since he earned his Business Degree from the University of Findlay.

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At Super Chefs, they focus on intense flavors in their uniquely named dishes. Their themed is “Superhero’s”, so from the food to the atmosphere, you get that feeling.

WHAT DID I THINK?

The food was great! I had the Super Chef Omelet with hash browns and a pancake while my husband had the wings and waffles, eggs, and turkey bacon. I must admit, I was surprised by the appearance of the food. It was beautiful! Not only was it presented nicely, but it was delicious.

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The customer service was excellent and the establishment was clean and inviting. If you live the in the Louisville area, I highly recommend that you try it out for yourself. You will not be disappointed!

For more information on Super Chefs, click on the links below:

Instagram: @superchefs_23

http://eatsuperchefs.com/

WHAS

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Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom

Healthy Skin & My Skin Care Routine

Good afternoon guys!

Makeup is a great way to accentuate your features as well as adding glamour to your style. I enjoy wearing make up and trying out new looks, but I feel having healthy skin is most important! Below are some tips that I have learned that I would like to share with you.

Never go to sleep with your makeup on!

No matter how tired you are, make sure that you clean your face (even if you don’t wear makeup that day).This is a ritual that many people try to skip which will unfortunately have some bad consequences.  Not only are you washing off the products, but everything that your face has been exposed to that day. You are allowing your eyes to rejuvenate for the next day. Keeping your makeup on can cause irritations and break outs. By leaving your eye makeup on could possibly cause infections due to build up. Your skin around your eyes can also become inflamed, sore, and irritated, so get in the habit of cleansing your face every night.

Wash your face in the morning as well.

And yes, you need to clean your face in the morning also! Some feel that it’s not necessary since they wash their face at night before bed. Your skin is recovering over night, which means you have more dead skin cells in the morning. It also helps with preventing excess oil production.

Use products that work best for your skin type.

Making sure that you have the products that work best for your skin will help you with your everyday skin care. You need to know and understand your skin type before you can purchase the best and most beneficial products. You would either have oil skin,dry skin, normal, or a combination of them. Knowing this first is the key. I have a combination skin, so it had taken me a while to find the right products for me.

Simple Facial Cleanser is great because it’s gentle and doesn’t contain any perfumes or dyes.

I use Purity Face Wash by Philosophy everyday. It’s gentle and removes all of my makeup. Along with the face wash, I use the Clarisonic Mia Cleansing system that I purchased from Sephora. I LOVE it! It’s a bit pricey, but I think it’s worth the money. I have had it for two years now and it’s one of the best investments I’ve purchased for my skin. Plus, its safe to use in the morning and at night!

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Exfoliate at least once a week.

When you are exfoliating, you are removing dead skin cells from the skins surface. As we age, the process of regeneration slows down ( the body is slower to shed skin cells and generate new ones). Old skins cells can make your skin look dull, rough, and dry when they pile up. It can also result to excess oil and clog your pores, which can lead to acne.

Depending on your skin type, will determine the best way to exfoliate your skin and its sensitivity. Most people use a manual scrub at least once a week. I exfoliate every Sunday to start out my new week. This also helps me to remember. Try to use a scrub with round beads so you don’t damage your skin.

My favorite is YouthCleanse Exfoliate by GlamGlow.

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Moisturize, moisturize, and oh yeah…MOISTURIZE!

Keeping your face moisturize is important! It helps with excess oil and keeps your skin hydrated. Who wants dry and rough skin?

Sephora’s 8 Hour Mattifying Moisturizer is awesome! I use this in the morning and it helps control the oil under my makeup.

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At night I use either Pond’s Dark spot Cream or Boscia Oil Free Night Cream with Josie Maran Pure Argan oil.

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I know you may be thinking, if you have oily skin, why are you using an oil on your face? The oil that your skin produces is different from the oil that you would use on your skin. Your skin will pump out sebum (what clogs your pores and causes breakouts) when it’s oil content is not balanced. So when you strip the oil from your skin when you’re washing it, your body will produce more oil to compensate. A quality oil will help replenish the fatty acids and moisture that your skin needs (especially during the colder months).

Once a week, I also use a mask to help with moisturizing my skin. I am currently using GlamGlow Hydrating Mask.

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Using a toner  and an eye cream after you wash your face and before you put on your moisturizer is great as well. The toner helps to clean and tighten the pores and the eye cream helps with replenishing the moisture around your eyes.

I am currently using Dickerson’s Toner  and Loreal’s Revitalift that I purchased from Walgreens.

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What are some products that you all use? Comment below!!

xoxo

-Ra Caiya

Fashionablyeducatedmom